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MARTIN XB-27

Posted 6/26/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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The XB-27 was proposed by Martin to fill an Army Air Corps requirement for a high altitude medium bomber. The Martin Model 182 was loosely based on the B-26 with design changes necessary for high altitude operation. The aircraft never progressed past the design phase of its development and no prototype aircraft were ever built.


Type Number built/
converted
Remarks
XB-27 0 Proposed high-altitude medium bomber


TECHNICAL NOTES (as designed):
Armament: Three .30-cal. and one .50-cal. machine gun and 4,000+ lbs. of bombs
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-9 Double Wasp radials of 2,000 hp each (takeoff power)
Maximum speed: 276 mph
Range: 2,900 miles with 4,000 lbs. bomb load
Service ceiling: 33,500 ft.
Span: 84 ft. 0 in.
Length: 60 ft. 9 in.
Height: 20 ft. 0 in.
Weight: 32,970 lbs. (gross)
Crew: Seven

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